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Kobo Glo

The Kobo Glo eReader was the first illuminated display. The predecessor is Kobo Touch with the successor being the Kobo Aura.

Front view of a Kobo Glo ebook reader.


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Name Description
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b, 802.11g
CPU Freescale i.MX507 1 GHz
Dimensions 157 x 114 x 10 mm (6.2" x 4.5" x 0.4")
Display Aspect Ratio 4:3
Display PPI 213
Display Resolution 1024x768
Display Size 6"
Display Type E-Ink Pearl, 16-level grayscale
Input zForce touchscreen (infrared), on-screen keyboard
Introductory Price $129 USD/CAD
Manufacturer Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Model N613
Operating System Kobo firmware
Power 3.7v 1200mAh battery
Released September 2012
Storage Expanded 32 GB microSD
Storage Internal 2 GB (internal microSD)
Weight 185 g (6.5 oz)
USB Type Micro-USB B 2.0
USB Ports 1
Supported Book Formats CBZ, EPUB, HTML, PDF, RTF, TXT
Supported Image Formats GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF